Member Profile - Councillor Adrian Collett
Co-opted local authority member
Adrian Collett was a member of Hampshire Police Authority from 1985 to 1996, and from 2000 until its demise in 2012. During that time he chaired the Finance Committee for 7 years, was Vice Chair of the Authority for 5 years and was the final Chair of the Authority in 2012.
He is strongly committed to preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, catching offenders when crime and anti-social behaviour do happen, and putting much more effort into preventing reoffending.
Adrian has been a Hampshire County Councillor since 1983. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition for 12 years and Chair of the Roads and Development Committee for 4 years. He is currently Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group its Spokesperson on Policy & Resources matters.
He is also a Member of Hart District Council and was Leader of the Council for 2 years in the 1980s. At that time he was the youngest Council Leader in the country. He is Chairman of the Council's Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Adrian has stood for Parliament for Aldershot Constituency 5 times, getting closer to winning every time, although he has now retired from this activity!
Before getting involved in local politics full time, Adrian was a retail manager, working first for MacFisheries and later moving to their supermarket division Mac Markets, which was then taken over by International Supermarkets.